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					   Tools for
Communication,
 Collaboration,
  Community

  Twitter

                  August 27, 200
                  Policy
Social networking policy ( in general)

Recognition that the library participates
Guidelines for use of the tools
General SN policy enables consistency in
 use of the tools
Say it in
140 characters!
You
You
You
               Library Uses
•   Post programs
•   New books and other materials
•   Other news from the library
•   Project progress (building, etc.)
•   Connection with news outlets
•   Publish feed on your website, blog
http://twitter.com
                 Your turn:
We’ll push the twitter page to you
• Set up an account in Twitter
• Under ―settings‖ tab, change time zone to
  Central

When you’re finished:
• Leave Twitter window open; stay logged in
• Come back to the classroom window, press the
  check button
Whirlwind tour…
Tweets
                 Library Uses
•   Post programs
•   New books and other materials
•   Other news from the library
•   Project progress (building, etc.)
•   ―Book of the Week‖
•   Trivia question of the week (reference service!)
•   Tip of the week
•   Useful websites
•   Reminders of library hours, programs, services
                 Following
• The people or
  organizations that you
  are following
• You see their posts
  on your home page
• Others who visit your
  Twitter page can see
  who you are following
  (and who is following
  you)
    How do I find people to follow?

•   Know the URL (from website, e-mail, etc.)
•   Search the name
•   General search (i.e., ―public library‖)
•   Serendipity: see who others follow
                 Followers
• Those who are following YOU
• They will see YOUR posts on their
  home.
 How do I get people to follow me?
• Put Twitter address on website, Facebook,
  in e-mails, posters, flyers.
• YOU follow others
  – Libraries
  – Local news outlets
  – Local businesses, organizations
• Tweet regularly, so people will continue to
  follow
                   Your turn…
1. Tweet—at least once
2. Find at least 3 ―people‖ to follow
   Some ideas:
      Library Journal
      Booklist Online
      SWILSA
      Hawarden Library
      Clive Public Library
      Local newspaper, radio

3. Read the tweets from those you follow

When you’re finished:
• Leave Twitter window open; stay logged in
• Come back to the classroom window, press the check
  button
    A few more things


More settings
Viral nature of Twitter
Apps
          More settings
 Upload photo
 Widget

Twitter 102
 direct messages
 hashtags
 mobile settings
 twitter commands
Upload photo
Widget
Viral !       (In a good way!)




    http://www.flickr.com/photos/leonel_cunha/3373044822/
                 Questions?
Karen Burns, SWILSA
  kburns@swilsa.lib.ia.us
  quiltlibrarian on meebo
Kim Kietzman, SLS
  kkietzman@sls.lib.ia.u
  sls_help on meebo]


Class Resource Page:
  sites.google.com/site/lsauiowa
    Active Twitter Libraries in Iowa
•   Clive         •   Mason City (Youth Services
•   Carter Lake   •   Sioux Center
•   Minburn       •   Iowa City
•   Perry         •   Hawarden
•   Davenport     •   Milford
•   Newton        •   Oskaloosa
•   Corning       •   Fort Madison
•   Greenfield

				
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